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Old 01-20-2020, 06:25 PM   #1
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Come on guys help a guy out where are some "really promising" places to get on a turkey never killed on but not spending 800 on a turkey

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Old 01-20-2020, 06:28 PM   #2
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Same boat buddy. Havenít turkey hunted since Iíve been in Texas. So since 2002


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Old 01-20-2020, 06:30 PM   #3
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Same boat buddy. Havenít turkey hunted since Iíve been in Texas. So since 2002


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Man iv been here 80% of my 34 yr life and havent got one but seems threw a outfitter your looking at 800-1500 and I ain't about that life

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Old 01-20-2020, 06:32 PM   #4
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Man iv been here 80% of my 34 yr life and havent got one but seems threw a outfitter your looking at 800-1500 and I ain't about that life

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Yea I ainít paying that much for a turkey. Iíll drive back home to Missouri to hunt turkey.


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Old 01-20-2020, 06:59 PM   #5
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I'll buy one at heb
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:40 PM   #6
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Dang is turkey hunting really that rough in texas? This will be my first ever season but I was hoping a couple weekends on an east texas wma might get me at least one bird. Pipe dream?

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Old 01-21-2020, 12:28 AM   #7
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Dang is turkey hunting really that rough in texas? This will be my first ever season but I was hoping a couple weekends on an east texas wma might get me at least one bird. Pipe dream?

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Last year was my first year turkey hunting Texas. Called gobblers first time out but messed up the shot. Killed a nice 11 inch beard next trip out.


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Old 01-21-2020, 11:31 AM   #8
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Let's put together a TBH public land Turkey weekend!

I'm game. Planning on hunting Tennessee April 4-12 but could be available any weekend after that.
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:54 AM   #9
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Let's put together a TBH public land Turkey weekend!

I'm game. Planning on hunting Tennessee April 4-12 but could be available any weekend after that.
Sounds great! I'm down

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Old 01-21-2020, 04:48 PM   #10
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Public land turkey hunting available in Texas:
Twin Buttes April 4-May 17
Caddo Bois De Arc April 22-May 14
Caddo Ladonia April 22-May 14
Crown Pine Leasing April 22-May 14

This is just what I found in the PHL book.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:58 PM   #11
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:23 PM   #12
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I think twin buttes works best for me. But I'd be willing to drive just about anywhere in the state for a weekend or 2

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:30 PM   #13
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Come on guys help a guy out where are some "really promising" places to get on a turkey never killed on but not spending 800 on a turkey

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Unreal isn't it!!!
I'm looking at going to OK or even on up to Kansas. Plenty of public land that does have turkeys on it.
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Old 01-21-2020, 08:38 PM   #14
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Unreal isn't it!!!

I'm looking at going to OK or even on up to Kansas. Plenty of public land that does have turkeys on it.
Yea I grew up hunting hickory creek in Oklahoma by lake murry my dad still hunts there now may just make the drive to try it there.... never turkey hunted but never to late to start I guess

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:58 PM   #15
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Yea I grew up hunting hickory creek in Oklahoma by lake murry my dad still hunts there now may just make the drive to try it there.... never turkey hunted but never to late to start I guess

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You in Bryan? If so, I'm just up the road. If you want,maybe we could hook up and go try it. I looked into last year and the license isn't that much. Due to work, I didn't have the time to go last year. But this year, our outage will be much shorter, so looks like I will have the time. Planning on just doing a camping trip.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:00 PM   #16
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Yep in bryan I'm down for the hunt!

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Old 01-21-2020, 09:12 PM   #17
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Same boat buddy. Havenít turkey hunted since Iíve been in Texas. So since 2002


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Check out Ft hood if your close. Have killed several out there
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:31 PM   #18
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Check out Ft hood if your close. Have killed several out there
How does ft hood hunting work? I'm in the area frequently and that would be super convenient

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Old 01-21-2020, 10:20 PM   #19
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How does ft hood hunting work? I'm in the area frequently and that would be super convenient

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I am curious also, I am not to far. Does being a vet help making it easier to be able to hunt out there?
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:27 PM   #20
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From what I have read you just need hunters Ed. Pay your money and attend orientation plus complete an archery competency test for bow hunting


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Old 01-22-2020, 07:28 AM   #21
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I am curious also, I am not to far. Does being a vet help making it easier to be able to hunt out there?
Veterinarians don't get much help from the base staff, but Veterans get a substantial discount off the hunting permit.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:41 AM   #22
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How does ft hood hunting work? I'm in the area frequently and that would be super convenient

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It’s been about 5 years since I’ve hunted out there but for civilians it was 100 bucks for license plus a 10 dollar area access card. You have to go out there and register your weapon on base. If you intend to use archery equipment you have to “qualify.” It’s pretty simple, if I remember right you hade to hit a paper plate size target 3 times at 20 yards. Now to hunt t can be a pain at times esp getting into the good areas. You have to calll area access and try to log into your area. Certain Areas allow so many hunters and that number varies depending on the area. At times areas Are closed due to training also. If You are interested go up to the sportsman’s club. A bunch of ft good lifers hang out up there regularly and usually don’t mind helping out ft hood newbies. It can be a pain to hunt there but My buddy’s and I where pretty successful out there, killed my biggest ever on hood.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:00 AM   #23
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The reason turkey hunts in Texas have gotten so expensive is all of the out of state hunters who are willing to spend the big bucks to kill one here. I was a guest at the Mariposa Ranch a few years ago, and 90% of the turkey hunters were from out of state, paying crazy money to hunt there. The ranch manager told me that it was that way all season long. It just is what it is, nothing you can do about it. BTW, I'd never go back there. After I killed a turkey, I told the ranch manager that I'd like to bowhunt for nilgai. The first words out of his mouth were, "you do understand that, if you kill one, you'll have to pay for it." I told him that, yes, I'm familiar with the capitalist system, and I fully expect to have to pay for my activities.

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Old 01-22-2020, 08:33 AM   #24
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ight=Fort+hood

Some useful info on this thread for those looking for ft hood info.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:15 AM   #25
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Good Morning,
GQ cowboy Here,

Heading out to Bushy Hill Ranch to Turkey hunt.
First time there looking forward to it. Opening season is booked.

Anyone heading that way ?
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Old 03-20-2020, 10:10 AM   #26
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GQ cowboy Here,

Heading out to Bushy Hill Ranch to Turkey hunt.
First time there looking forward to it. Opening season is booked.

Anyone heading that way ?

Look forward to hearing a report. Iíve been contemplating booking a couple of days there myself.


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Old 03-29-2020, 09:13 AM   #27
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Lots of public land birds north of Texas if you're willing to drive a bit.
Nebraska is covered in them, access is not too hard to find and public land birds are there too.
Wyoming has good turkey hunting but it's not quite spring yet up here.
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:38 PM   #28
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If anyone interested in turkey hunt. I.had to cancel my hunts due to pandemic. Have guy that charges $350, no food, lodging in mountain home. Intou.want to take that route hmu and I'll give you his info.
I'm not getting anything from him just want to help fellow turkey hunters

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